10 Great Web Sources for Movie Buffs

Ten film blogs/sites every cineaste must visit

A Potpourri of Vestiges Feature

In this post I will be talking about 10 amazing film blogs/sites that I feel every cinephile should include in his/her reading list. Each one of them is replete with high quality content dealing with films and related stuff that is enough to keep one hooked for days, perhaps months. Each and every entry in the list has something remarkable unique about it that completely differentiates it from the rest. But, the one thing that unites these blogs is that each one of them aims at bringing to its eclectic audience the absolute best in cinema: whether art house or commercial, contemporary or dated, national or international.

1). Movies that make you think

Movies that make you think; Author: Jugu Abraham

Movies that make you think is a selection of intelligent cinema from around the world that entertains and provokes a mature viewer to reflect on what the viewer saw, long after the film ends. Jugu Abraham, the sole author of the blog, is an Indian who has worked with UN-sponsored international organizations for over 20 years, specializing in resource mobilization for international non-profit agricultural research. From 1978 to 1985, he was a film critic with the Hindustan Times group of publications, New Delhi, India, and continues to write from time to time on good quality international cinema. He considers himself to be fortunate to have met and interviewed some of the stalwarts of cinema, dance and drama from diverse parts of the world. His education spans physics, literature, management, and mass communication. Born in Uganda, he has traveled to some 50 countries. He is currently living in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Mr. Abraham is a walking talking encyclopedia of cinema and a great source of inspiration for budding film critics and reviewers.  

Bonjour Tristesse; Author: Bonjour Tristesse

Bonjour Tristesse is an award nominated movie blog based in Canada. The blog aims to highlight foreign, independent, and cult cinema that many may not be aware of in the hope of encouraging others to explore a film they've never seen, or revisit one that they adore. Through its unique focus of highlighting current and classic cinema by the means of reviews as well as dedicated coverage of major international awards and festivals, Bonjour Tristesse has developed a strong and ever growing audience of discerning film buffs and cinephiles from around the world.

3). Passion for Movies

Passion for Movies; Author: Arun

Passion for Movies is another great blogsite for lovers of international cinema. Arun, the sole author of the blog, is one of the most prolific movie bloggers on the circuit. His film reviews are like epic commentaries that are a treat for the masses as well as aficionados. Be it the German Expressionism, the Italian Neo Realism, or the French New Wave, this eclectic blog has all the bases covered.

4). U, Me and Films

U, Me and Films; Author: Shantanu


U, Me and Films is yet another feast for international cinema lovers. Shantanu, the author, discusses his favorite films and other related things on the blog. The following few words by Steve Martin sums up the author's passion for cinema: "You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in movies." In the words of the author, the underlining purpose of the blog is to talk about everything through perspective of movies.


5). Comic Book and Movie Reviews

Comic Book and Movie Reviews; Author: Jay Andrews

Comic Book and Movie Reviews is great site for movie as well as comic fans with prime focus on offering breaking news about comics being made into movies: Batman, Superman, The Avengers, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, X-Men, Wolverine and more. Comic Book and Movie Reviews is a great site to read comments on films genres such as Crime, Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western, War, Hong Kong Cinema, and Documentaries. The site's head honcho is Jay Andrews.


6). MovieRoundup

MovieRoundup; Author: Haricharan Pudipeddi

MovieRoundup is one of the few sites on the circuit that provides a seamless coverage of not only International and Hindi cinema but also the South Indian cinema. Haricharan Pudipeddi, the author of the blog, enjoys dissecting movies, frame by frame, deliberating over every minor detail. He ponders, contemplates and spends most of his working week looking forward to the week’s releases and most part of his weekend watching them. The following mellifluous words sum up Haricharan's die hard love for cinema: "We live our lives in stories, some short, some long, that we will tell our kids someday. As I watched some great stories unfold on the screen, I discovered the immense creativity and passion that there is in the world of cinema, a form of storytelling."  

7). Seetimaar-Diary of a Movie Lover

Seetimaar-Diary of a Movie Lover; Author: Ratnakar Sadasyula

Seetimaar-Diary of a Movie Lover is a blogsite that showcases the very best of Hollywood. So basically, if you love Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp, Clint Eastwood, or Brian De Palma then this blog should be your one stop shop. The learned author of this remarkable blog is Ratnakar Sadasyula. Here's how he introduces his blog: "Seeti Maar- Literal meaning 'Blow the Whistle'. Movie goers in India, have the tendency to appreciate a scene or a dialogue or a song, by whistling and clapping aloud. The blog is dedicated to those movies, their makers, the actors, the music directors, who have often made me feel like doing the 'seeti maar' act, or actually made me do it in theaters."    

8). The Film Sufi

The Film Sufi; Author: The Film Sufi

The Film Sufi is a film blogsite devoted to the discussion of film expression. The site is a real heaven for art house lovers. So, if your area of interest includes Documentary Film, East Asian Film, Existentialist Film, Expressionist Film, Film Aesthetics, Film Noir, Indian Film, or Iranian Film then The Film Sufi wouldn't disappoint you.   

Eat Pray Love Movies; Author: Mansi Dutta

Eat Pray Love Movies is a blogsite managed by Mansi Dutta. While the site also features reviews of many popular Hollywood films, it serves to be a reservoir of hundreds of Bollywood titles. So, if you are a Hindi movie lover and are on the lookout for some reliable source then Eat Pray Love Movies will serve you well.  

10). A Potpourri of Vestiges

A Potpourri of Vestiges; Author: Murtaza Ali

A Potpourri of Vestiges is an eclectic selection of avant-garde, auteur-driven, thought-provoking films from across the globe that aims to acquaint the masses with the realm of cinema, especially as the ultimate medium of human expression by analyzing movies—art house, classic, indie, or cult—through means of reviews, essays, critiques, etc. The blogsite enjoys an ever growing readership base, a healthy mix of masses and aficionados, uniformly distributed all across the globe.


— Murtaza Ali

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22 comments:

  1. Murtuza .. thanks for those awesome links .. I am not movie crazy but ... keep myself updated reading reviews ! :)

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  2. Thanks... my pleasure... remember, one just never knows when one might go movie crazy!!! :-)

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  3. EatPrayLoveMoviesMay 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Thanks Murtaza! I'm now looking forward to your guest post :)


    Cheers!
    Mansi
    eatpraylovemovies@gmail.com

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  4. EatPrayLoveMoviesMay 10, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Sure...strictly Bollywood! ;-)

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  5. Cool list! Great links!

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  6. Jiggyasa srivastavaMay 10, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    oh wow! didnt know about most of them :) good share!

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  7. Most of the sites mentioned in list are simply awesome... and none of them will disappoint you!!! :-)

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  8. I'm honored. Thanks a ton :) This means a lot of encouragement

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  9. The pleasure is all mine!!! :-)

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  10. Thanks for putting this together and for including me, Murtaza! There's a couple here I'm not familiar with, will check them out as soon as I can.

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  11. My pleasure... I am really glad you liked it!!! :-)

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  12. Awesome List Murtaza!! I already follow quite a few of blogs and I agree with you on them. They produce great stuff. As for the rest of them, I am going to take your word and get to them as well.



    Thanks for the inclusion as well! That's really nice of you. :)

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  13. I never knew these many blogs existed on movies. Thanks for the share!

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  14. My pleasure! And, trust me, most of them are really good!!! :-)

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  15. Some truly great sites here. Shantanu is the man, and I just love everything about Bonjour Tristesse.

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  16. yes Murtaza. your blog is great source of information. :)

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  17. Thanks for the kind words... appreciate it very much!!!

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  18. Well, I couldn't have agreed more!!! :-)

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  19. The pleasure is all mine, Shantanu!!!

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  20. Awesome links ! What joy ! :)

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